Ratification Of The Constitution Essay

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The Influences in the ratification of the Constitution
By the author of the third antifederalist paper it was written, “all human authority, however organized, must have confined limits, or insolence and oppression will prove the offspring of its grandeur, and the difficulty or rather impossibility of escape prevents resistance.” By the end of the Revolutionary War, the colonists began to realize that the government established under the Articles of Confederation was insufficient, America needed a new government. One that was strong enough to control a large geographic region and its people, but not strong enough to morph into a tyranny. This was the birth of the constitution, proposed by the Federalists, which was to be a foundation for the future United States of America, a foundation that would one day be the “supreme law of the land” that offered liberties only provided in the United States of America. After the creation of the constitution, in order for it to replace the current regime, it needed to be ratified by at least nine states, this lead to the Anti-Federalist papers and Federalist papers, one advocating for the constitution and the other advocating against it. During the
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Although this may be true, the goal of the Anti-federalists wasn’t to propose a good government, but to create and preserve a free government (“Federalist vs. Anti-Federalists”). A perspective on the influences of the constitution can be that the Federalists made the most influence because that wrote the constitution, however, words aren’t the only things that influence history, it’s the action of those words. Today, we still hear the concerns of the Anti-federalists about a tyrant and corrupt government, but mostly we thank them for the Bill of Rights, which protects citizens against the

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